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Japan reports 64,044 new coronavirus cases

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Japan on Sunday reported 64,044 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 8,077 new cases, up 59 from Saturday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 25, up one from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 311, up two from Saturday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Kanagawa (4,457), Osaka (4,286), Saitama (4,187), Aichi (3,774), Hyogo (2,927), Chiba (2,851), Fukuoka (2,411), Hokkaido (2,185), Shizuoka (1,959), Hiroshima (1,898) and Kyoto (1,487).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 72.

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In a population of 120 million, its time to stop this worthless daily reporting of figures.

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This is pointless reporting now.

10 ( +18 / -8 )

Please get over it and move on.

9 ( +16 / -7 )

the trend is good!

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It's sad that there will be people, young and old, who will succumb to this disease. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is likely here to stay and not everyone is going to survive it, though hopefully research will yield better treatments in the future to improve everyone's chances (rather than the need for 3-4 boosters a year). Even China's draconian lock downs can't stop cases from surfacing. Doesn't mean we have to like it or be blasé about it, but there's a limit to what we can do while taking into account other societal issues.

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Yep as others have said, its time to move on. Japan you just have to stop this over reacting to everything. It's tiring and the rest of the world is watching and starting to ask questions.

And also stop vaccinating young people, especially, unnecessarily. And don't get me started on those masks. On public transport, perhaps. But, people driving alone and wearing one, or kindergarten children being forced to wear them outdoors, etc. It's nonsense.

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News reports say...probably by end of October...Japan will re-instate the VISA FREE 90 days stay..ending this crazy applying at embassy for a visa...NO tour group mandatory...No buying ticket or making hotel thru an agent...Just normal....I HOPE...end this crazy crap,,all other major countries HAVE...

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stop. let the kids breathe, drop those useless masks. get your 4th dose if that make you happy, but let people leave their lives.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Time for Japan to return to sanity and rejoin the real world ! Covid is here to stay just like the flu, common cold, allergies, etc and you can either get on with your life or do like some of these people; lock yourself in your house, have your food delivered, wear your useless mask even in the shower, and take 42 "booster" shots. Should be individuals choice.

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Japan reports 64,044 new coronavirus cases

Huge numbers still.

An upward trend compared to last year.

Japan's government has done nothing to mitigate the effects, and the health and the economy is getting battered continually.

Meanwhile, across the ocean, Japan's neighbors that implemented a zero covid policy such as Vietnam, Taiwan, and China, kept their infections the lowest in the world while having growing economies throughout the crisis.

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Meanwhile, across the ocean, Japan's neighbors that implemented a zero covid policy such as Vietnam, Taiwan, and China

Not sure you should include China in this list. It's quickly imploding over there. 127 million locked down at the moment, pretty much welded into their homes.. Unemployment/suicides/all things negative going through the roof.

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Masks have become almost fetishized in Japan - obscene to see tiny children and healthy youngsters wearing a paper veil clamped over their mouths. They don’t work against omicron, are not worn properly by the vast majority and are absolutely detrimental to mental health. End the madness.

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@painkiller

You seem confused about your tenses as youre using the word 'upward' here as an adjective when by all measures the direction of cases in the last month is one of decrease.

It is certainly 'up' compared to a year ago when it was barely starting to spread, and now it has been steadily falling for a month... it might even bottom out at its natural endemic status quo at a level that is higher than cases this time last year.

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PickleToday  02:06 am JST

@painkiller

You seem confused about your tenses as youre using the word 'upward' here as an adjective when by all measures the direction of cases in the last month is one of decrease. 

Tenses? Yes, upward is an adjective here. Great work!

It is certainly 'up' compared to a year ago when it was barely starting to spread, and now it has been steadily falling for a month...

I think I found the confusion you mention. As my original post mentioned an upward trend compared to last year, and you agree the trend is up compared to last year, I guess the decrease for the last month is what you are focusing on, which is a different issue.

In the last year have there been trends where cases were falling for a month, only to rise again? Rhetorical question.

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Trend: "a general direction in which something is developing or changing"

A number on a specific date in the past has no bearing on a current trend, its illogical to state the trend is upward from last year. You can say the current trend despite being downward is still much higher than daily cases a year ago, but a trend is by nature contextualised to a recent frame of reference, otherwise we may as well throw the term out of the window entirely and only say if the current state is higher or lower than a given point.

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